26 December 2009
Isn’t the idea of a handmade christmas charming? All those pretty matching decorations, a cornucopia of baked goodies, delightful gifts lovingly crafted just for you?
Isn’t the reality of a handmade christmas fraught? When you never even think about decorations till the 23rd, when it’s too hot to put the oven on, when you want to get people something they’d like and what they’d really like is a DVD boxed set?
It has to be about best endeavours, I think. And you can always buy yourself something lovely and handmade.
I also managed some gingerbread men for my team at work.
Observe the handiwork of the icing – almost as bad as my handwriting.
And I finally got around to making reusable gift bags to replace wrapping paper. I first thought of this idea about 10 years ago. Really.
And I even made the gift tags this year too.
I reckon I deserve a nice handmade little something or two. Hello Etsy!